Alex is a 27 years old Brazilian entrepreneur based in New York. He's the CEO of Empire Residence Vacation Homes, a company founded by him in 2015.
Empire Residence, a vacation homes management company, is also seeing shorter planning time lines. The company is getting requests for availability of its properties over the Thanksgiving holiday, but actual bookings are happening closer to the date of the trip. We are getting a lot of requests on availability for Thanksgiving, but we have been observing that the actual booking happens closer to the date of the trip, because the travelers are waiting a bit more to see how the public health issues in the city they wish to visit will unfold. Last minute bookings are a reality now, with a week of advance, or even only a few days.